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Hardback 544 Pages
Published: 27/06/2019

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Four Chicago sisters, bourgeois parents and a torrent of hormones and hairspray power a debut novel that marries it’s breezy tone to a more biting undercurrent of sibling rivalry and sensitively handled heartache. Lombardo gets under the skin of her characters but is at her best when negotiating family life in all its messy, complicated glory.

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

At a family wedding, the four Sorenson sisters polka-dot the green lawn in their summer pastels, with varying shades of hair and varying degrees of unease. Their long-infatuated parents watch on with a combination of love and concern.

Sixteen years later, the already messy lives of the sisters are thrown into turmoil by the unexpected reappearance of a teenage boy given up for adoption years earlier - and the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons' past is revealed.

Weaving between past and present, The Most Fun We Ever Had portrays the delights and difficulties of family life and the endlessly complex mixture of affection and abhorrence we feel for those closest to us. A dazzlingly accomplished debut and an utterly immersive portrait of one family's becoming, it marks the arrival of a major new literary voice.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474611862
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 238 x 156 x 54 mm

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“Complex family dynamics...”

In this debut novel Claire Lombardo invites us into the funny, tragic and dramatic lives of a Chicago family.
The mother and father are still in love (after all these years); the four daughters have their own families... More

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“Impressive debut novel”

This is a seductive, engaging novel. Over 500 pages and I read it in four sittings. It doesn’t happen very often. Claire Lombardo really impressed me, hard to believe The Most Fun We Ever Had is her first novel. I was... More

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“Simply Superb!”

This début by Claire Lombardo is an easy 5 stars for me. The Most Fun We Ever Had is about as good as character driven family sagas can be!

I love character driven family saga/dramas and this one certainly has its... More

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